Deputy Sheriff J. R. "Bud" Allison

Deputy Sheriff J. R. "Bud" Allison

Williamson County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, August 30, 1924

J. R. "Bud" Allison

Deputy Sheriff Bud Allison was shot and killed during a gun battle with Ku Klux Klan members in Herrin, Illinois.

Deputy Allison, two deputies, and their sheriff were attempting to seize an automobile, used for hauling bootleg liquor, from a local garage that also served as the headquarters for the local Ku Klux Klan. Feeling was running high after the acquittal of two men for the murder of a local klansman. As the officers entered the garage gunfire erupted. Deputy Allison, four klansmen, and an innocent bystander were killed.

Bio

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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Deputy Allison's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 2-10-18 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

February 10, 2018

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